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a . BADC b . DBAC c. ADC B d . BDC A e .No t Atte mp te d 53. 1. According to recent res earch, the critical period for developing language s kills is between the ages of
three and five and a half years .
A. The read-to child already has a large vocabulary and a s ens e of gram m ar and s entence s tructure.
B. Children who are read to in thes e years have a far better chance of reading well in s chool, indeed, of doing
well in all their s ubjects .
C. And the reas on is actually quite s im ple.
D. This correlation is far and away the highes t yet found between hom e influences and s chool s ucces s .
6. Her com prehens ion of language is therefore very high.
a . DAC B b . ADC B c. ABC D d . BDC A e .No t Atte mp te d 54.1. High-powered outboard m otors were cons idered to be one of the m ajor threats to the s urvival of the
Beluga whales .
A. With thes e, hunters could approach Belugas within hunting range and profit from its inner s kin and blubber.
B. To es cape an approaching m otor, Belugas have learned to dive to the ocean bottom and s tay there for up to
20 m inutes , by which tim e the confus ed predator has left.
C. Today, however, even with m uch m ore powerful engines , it is difficult to com e clos e, becaus e the whales
s eem to dis appear s uddenly jus t when you thought you had them in your s ights .
D. When the firs t outboard engines arrived in the early 1930s , one cam e acros s 4 and 8 HP m otors .
6. Belugas s eem to have us ed their well-known s ens itivity to nois e to evolve an â€˜avoidance' s trategy to
outs m art hunters and their powerful technologies .
a . DAC B b . C DAB c. ADBC d . BDAC e .No t Atte mp te d 55. 1. The recons truction of his tory by pos t-revolutionary s cience texts involves m ore than a m ultiplication of
his torical m is cons tructions .
A. Becaus e they aim quickly to acquaint the s tudent with what the contem porary s cientific com m unity thinks it
knows , textbooks treat the various experim ents , concepts , laws and theories of the current norm al s cience as
s eparately and as nearly s eriatim as pos s ible.
B. Thos e m is cons tructions render revolutions invis ible; the arrangem ent of the s till vis ible m aterial in s cience
texts im plies a proces s that, if it exis ted, would deny revolutions a function.
C. But when com bined with the generally unhis torical air of s cience writing and with the occas ional s ys tem atic
m is cons truction, one im pres s ion is likely to follow.
D. As pedagogy this technique of pres entation is unexceptionable.
6. Science has reached its pres ent s tate by a s eries of individual dis coveries and inventions that, when
gathered together, cons titute the m odem body of technical knowledge.
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